Hunger Does NOT Take Vacation

On August 14th, 2017, posted in: Events, News by

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This August St. Matthew’s House is launching its inaugural “Hunger Does NOT Take Vacation” campaign and we need help collecting non-perishable food items for those in need in Hamilton.

Summer is a busy time of year for food banks, even if it’s not the first season that comes to mind. Since the beginning of June St. Matthew’s House has served 4,245 people, including 1,494 children at its food banks.

Please consider holding a food drive sometime in the month of August. It can run for a weekend, a week or the whole month…it’s up to you! Spread the word with your family, friends, co-workers and neighbours. Once you’ve collected the food give us a call and we’ll pick it up! Your gesture will mean the world to the families we serve.

If you’re going to be away this month but you still want to get involved, consider making a donation to our food bank. Your gift will support a family, child, individual or senior in need.  You can make an online donation, send a cheque to 414 Barton St E, or call 905-523-5546 ext. 228.

Thank you for taking time to consider this request. Your support would be invaluable to those in need in our community!

From all the staff at St. Matthew’s House, we hope you enjoy what’s left of summer.

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Love Your Neighbour Walk to support St. Matthew’s House Food Bank

On Saturday March 25, 2017, the Church of St. John the Evangelist will be hosting a walk to raise money for the St. Matthew’s House Food Bank. They’re hosting this event to support those most in need in Hamilton! St. Matthew’s House operates two food banks in Hamilton and in 2016, close to 33,000 people used these services. They want to make sure that those who are hungry continue to have access to this much needed service. Will you join them? 

Visit Church of St. John the Evangelist, The Rock on Locke website for more information on the walk, and to download registration forms, pledge sheets and route maps.

If you can’t walk but you’d like to support the event you can make an online donation here.

We hope to see you out on March 25!



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Christmas Program Registration

On September 30th, 2016, posted in: Events by


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On Wednesday, August 31, ArcelorMittal Hamilton East and Hamilton Steel Workers stuffed 1,000 backpacks for students in need across the city.  The bags were filled with necessary supplies to start the school year off right. The backpacks were then given to St. Matthew’s House to distribute throughout Hamilton. By Friday, September 2 St. Matthew’s House had given away 940 backpacks. The remaining 60 bags were given to local schools on the mountain and downtown. This was the 7th year for Operation Backpack. In 2010, 92 bags were handed out by ArcelorMittal Hamilton East.



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Operation Backpack is back!

On August 2nd, 2016, posted in: Events by

It’s almost time for BACK TO SCHOOL!

St. Matthew’s House is once again working with ArcelorMittal Hamilton East and Hamilton Steel Workers to supply children in need with backpacks full of school supplies.

Operation Backpack 2016

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